Needlework Designer/Teacher

Gay Ann Rogers

My World of Needlework

Life is busy these days.

I am trying to master rotation of two projects, finish Witch Kits and clean up.

And there's real life too,

I am happy to report our new furnace is chugging away....

A Reminder

If you are new to my designs, please read about my instructions and the reason I package them the way I do.

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The deadline for reporting mistakes in EWeek 2022 kits was midnight Dec. 13.

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Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,  

nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.

Updated January 28, 2023

Thanks, Jane W.

Jane just sent me this photo of the Shenandoah River. How beautiful is this! Happy Winter.

ANyone working on a Queen?

Make an  appointment with your Queen,

Write it down in your appointment book: 1 hour long.

Meet her on time and work on her.

At the end of your hour, make another appointment, and keep the appointment.

Trying My Plan

If you have finished your Queen, congratulations! I hope you will join my Stitchalong Group on facebook and become part of an encouragement team.

If you have Eleanor in any condition marked B, C, D, E, the time has come....

How to Deal with a Daunting Task

Eleanor is no small project, it is true, as a number of you have written. If she seems too daunting, don't think about finishing her, just take it appointment by appointment, hour by hour.  The ideal is your enjoying each hour and not worrying about reaching 'finished.'

Suggestions For Success:

When you finish your appointment, leave Eleanor set up, don't put her away.

Leave your needle threaded for your next appointment.

Mistakes? Do all ripping before you end your appointment, so that you start your next appointment on a positive note.

Pride and Prejudice Stitchalong Room

Maxine and I promised a Pride and Prejudice Stitchalong Room for my Needle Book from 2013.  If you have had the kit for 10 years and never picked it up, how about now?

Maxine who just finished it last summer had the idea to guide a group. This is an easy-to-stitch project but takes perseverance. Best way: bit at a time.

If you have the kit or the pattern and would like to join the Stitchalong Room, please email me for the link.


Jane Austen

Too many people have watched Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy; too many from 10 years ago thought Pride and Prejudice was a sweet love story with a happy ending.

I suggest you buy the book on tape and listen to it as you stitch on the Needle Book. I promise you will see a different side to the story for Jane Austen was not kind to the life she describes. Quite the opposite.

Stitch and Listen

Free Audio Book of Pride and Prejudice

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Free Audio Book